Budget and Alaska Workforce Top Priorities for District 29 House Candidates

first_imgIncumbent House Speaker Chenault lumped his top priority into the topic of the state budget. His competition Knudsen… Knudsen: “My biggest issue is Alaska hire, I think we have too high of a percentage of non-resident workers in some of industries, oil and gas for one, fish processing is another big one, tourism is another big one, so I’d like to see more Alaskans working.“ FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The general election is one week away and District 29 candidates Mike Chenault (R) and Rocky Knudsen (D) spoke with us about their top priorities if elected.center_img Speaker Chenault(R – Nikiski): “Trying to look at what $80 a barrel oil does for the budget and what it would do to the reserves that we have in place now. And also education is still an important issue out there and trying to come up with a formula that funds education in a way that helps our kids and moves Alaska’s education of the kids forward.” District 29 represents North Kenai and voters will determine their representative on Tuesday, November 4.last_img read more

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The legendary Williams F1 team sold to Americans – Motorsports –…

first_imgSeveral months ago, Williams’ management revealed that it was considering selling part or all of its F1 team to finally solve years of financial problems that it had failed to resolve. After the unit took the last position in the Constructors’ Cup in the previous two seasons, its income has fallen even more.Williams has now announced that the team’s strategic rescue plan, launched in late May, has led to its sale to Dorilton Capital. The team’s board, including Frank Williams himself, unanimously supported the move to ensure Williams’ long-term survival and future success.New York-based Dorilton Capital has so far been involved in industries such as healthcare, engineering and industry.The statement also says the new owners respect the team’s historic legacy, which is why it will continue to be called “Williams”, as it has been since the unit was founded by Frank Williams and Patrick Heds in the 1970s. In its history as a team, it has participated in 737 F1 World Championship stages, winning 114 victories and gaining 312 pedestals. Williams has also won the Constructors’ Cup nine times and seven pilots have become F1 champions.Resources used:Motorsport.com: F1 News, MotoGP, NASCAR,…last_img read more

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Kay keen on collecting record fifth straight Deery win on Memorial Day at Boone

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Justin Kay runs for a Deery Brothers Summer Series record fifth straight feature win when the IMCA Late Model tour makes its traditional Memorial Day visit to Boone Speedway.Kay already owns four consecutive Deery victories and looks to become the first driver in the tour’s 32-year history to win five in a row next Monday, May 28.Kay won the 2017 series finale and followed with checkers at Cedar County Raceway, Maquoketa Speedway and Quad City Speedway in the first three events of 2018. He shares the current record of four consecutive wins with Gary Webb (1994), Rob Toland (2004) and Brian Harris (2013).“We’re not going to make any changes to the car. Everything has been working real good for us,” Kay said. “We’ll just try to make sure that nothing falls apart and everything works.”His 27 career tour checkers include the Memorial Day event at Boone in 2015. The two-time series champion has another four top-five Deery finishes at Boone to his credit, including a pair of runner-up finishes during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Next Monday’s Deery event will be the 48th held at Boone since 1988 and pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Also on the Memorial Day program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods racing for all points, including track.Pit gates at Boone open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing gets underway at 5 p.m.Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult.More information is available at the www.raceboone.com website and by calling 515 987-1220.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 126; 2. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 116; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 114; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 105; 5. Nick Marolf, Moscow, 104; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 100; 7. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, 98; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport, and Curt Martin, Independence, both 95; 10. Terry Neal, Ely, 90; 11. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 79; 12. Sam Halstead, New London, 78; 13. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 77; 14. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, 70; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 68; 16. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 67; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 65; 18. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 62; 19. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, and Cayden Cayden, Oskaloosa, both 61.last_img read more

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